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David Hill

NB The following profile has been taken, virtually verbatim, from The Bach Choir's website at The Bach Choir Andrew Wright, Cathedral Director of Music in Brentwood, worked with David at Westminster Cathedral and we are taking up a long expressed offer to conduct our choirs at Brentwood

Picture of David Hill, Musical Director of the Bach Choir

Born in Carlisle in 1957, David Hill was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Organists at the age of 17, and won an organ scholarship to St Johnís College, Cambridge where he served under the direction of the late Dr George Guest. Since Cambridge, David has held the posts of Sub-Organist at Durham Cathedral, Master of Music at Westminster Cathedral, Master of Music at Winchester Cathedral, and Director of Music at St Johnís College, Cambridge.

David is in great demand for choral training workshops worldwide, and his handbook on the subject Giving Voice was published in 1995. He is a choral advisor to music publishers Novello, for whom he has edited a number of publications including the carols anthology NoŽl!, and he regularly contributes articles to Choir and Organ. As an organist, he has given recitals in most of the major venues in the UK and has toured extensively abroad.

David Hillís broad-ranging discography of over 80 recordings, spanning repertoire from the Renaissance to the present day and including many award-winners, can be found on the Decca/Argo, Hyperion, Naxos and Virgin Classics labels. The third in his English series for Naxos with The Bach Choir and the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra Ė Deliusís A Mass of Life Ė was widely acclaimed on its release in 2012 and won a coveted Choc de Classica. With The Bach Choir David Hill has contributed to the film sound tracks of Kingdom of Heaven, The Chronicles of Narnia and Robin Hood.

David Hill has appeared as guest conductor with many of the leading choirs and orchestras in the UK and abroad, including the Minnesota Orchestra, Netherlands Radio Choir and RIAS Kammerchor, Berlin. His commitment to new music has led to him commissioning works from leading composers including Judith Bingham, Carl RŁtti, Francis Pott, Patrick Gowers, Jonathan Harvey, Philip Moore, Naji Hakim, Sir John Tavener, Philip Wilby and Jonathan Dove